Wintry precipitation Friday night, unsafe weekend wind chills

Michele Moreno
December 31, 2017

The daytime high for Saturday may be near 18, but at night temps will fall near 3 degrees. As Friday goes on, the wind will calm and highs will slowly climb out of the cellar; we'll top out in the single digits above 0°. Skies will remain mostly cloudy.

Wind chill temperatures could drop to 15 below zero to 25 below zero Saturday night and could reach 30 below zero Sunday night.

Tonight, it will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows dropping from -5 to 5 degrees. Sunday night could have wind chills as low as 30 below and Monday's high is 0 to 2. Coldest New Years Day in the last 10 years. Expect these temperatures to range from the negative upper single digits to the negative lower teens followed by overnight lows in the negative 20s and 30s. If your New Year's Eve plans take you outside for any length of time, be sure to limit your cold exposure if possible and dress in plenty of layers.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory beginning at 6 pm Saturday and extending to noon on Tuesday. Highs through the New Year for most will not top 0° (Fahrenheit).

Wednesday: Partly sunny, high near 15.

In southeast MI, temperatures are 20 degrees lower than normal, which is about 33 degrees for highs and 21 degrees for lows. In case you're wondering, within that streak Burlington had a streak of 5 days (February 13-17, 1979) where highs were at or less than 0°; that's the longest Burlington has ever gone without hitting 1°.

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